Utica Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Utica?No
How many chickens can you have?None
Can you have roosters in Utica?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Not applicable
More information:Utica City Code

Utica is a great place to live for a lot of reasons, but backyard chicken-keeping is not one of them:

  • Keeping of Chickens: The City of Utica strictly prohibits the keeping of chickens, including roosters, hens, and chicks, within city limits.
  • Grandfathered Permits: Any permits previously issued for keeping chickens will be valid until the chickens are deceased. The permits will expire once the chickens have passed away, and no new permits will be granted.
  • Running at Large Prohibited: In addition to the ban on chicken keeping, the running at large of animals and poultry within the city limits is also prohibited. This means that chickens cannot roam freely in the backyard or on the property.

Stay in touch with Utica officials to stay informed about any changes in the rules regarding backyard chickens.

See other New York chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 09/26/2023